Google realizes that the smartphone is one of the most empowering and intimate objects in people’s lives. Utilizing a Lattice FPGA provides the flexibility and customization that makes Project Ara possible.
Project Ara is a platform for creating module smartphones that allows users to make thoughtful choices about exactly how the smartphone is made, how it looks and what it does.
LatticeECP3 FPGAs are used in the MDK to implement the Ara on-device network using the MIPI UniPro protocol running over an LVDS physical layer.
Future Modular Developers Kits (MDK) will target Lattice ECP5 FPGAs to implement a higher performance implementation of UniPro, running over a capacitive M-PHY physical layer.
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